Your definitive guide to navigating all of the skin care ingredients you've heard of, but never understood.
What is it? A naturally occurring stimulant What does it do?Kick-starts the draining of fluid to target puffiness in the under-eye area. Also tightens skin. Best for: Tired-looking eyesWhere you can find it: Bright Sublime Eye cream
GENISTEIN SOY What is it? An anti-ageing nutrient that is naturally made by the soya bean What does it do? Acts on a genetic level to stimulate youthful looking skin. It counteracts dryness, maintains skin cell turnover and helps firm the skin’s structure. Best for: Mature, ageing skin Where you can find it:Time Reversing SkinGenist range
GLYCOLIC ACID What is it? An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that is naturally found in plants What does it do?Exfoliates the outer, dull layers of the skin by breaking the bonds between old skin cells to give way to new ones. Best for: Anyone wanting radiant skin Where you can find it: Ecollagen Serum
LINGON 50:50 What is it? An Oriflame active based on 50% lingonberry and 50% lingonberry leaf What does it do? Antioxidants keep skin strong, detoxify and protect skin DNA against oxidative stress that causes damage. Best for: All skin Where you can find it: Optimals
MULTI-BRIGHT TECHNOLOGY What is it? Multi-Bright Technology is a combination of two plant-based ingredients dioric acid (an acid that’s found in olive oil) and Rumex Occidentalis (a Native American plant). It has been created by Oriflame. What does it do? Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its colour. Multi-Bright Technology targets all of the stages of melanin production to correct and prevent dark spots. It acts on three levels: it limits melanin production, treats existing discolouration and prevents future age spots. It has been clinically proven to reduce dark spots by 50%, out-performing other leading brightening treatments. Best for: Uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation Where you can find it: Novage Bright Sublime skin care set.
PRO-COLLAGEN PEPTIDE What is it? A plant stem cell extract that is taken from cells found in the stems of a potato-like plant. Think of a plant’s cell wall as your skin’s elastin and collagen – it’s necessary for shape and structure. It’s mixed with tripeptides and sugars. What does it do? Pro-Collagen peptides protect against the breakdown of collagen, which leads to older-looking skin. It stimulates and boosts the production of collagen to reduce the appearance of winkles. Best for: Mild wrinkles and ageing skin Where you can find it: Ecollagen skin care set
RUMEX What is it? An extract taken from a plant species that is native to Canada What does it do? It stops the production of tyrosinase (the enzyme which creates melanin) to stop age spots and discolouration.
Best for: Even skin tone and hyperigmentation Where can you find it:Optimals Even Out
TEA TREE OIL What is it? A high quality, natural ingredient that is taken from the leaves and twigs of the tea tree What does it do? Because of its ability to target bacteria and sooth the skin, it’s an effective treatment for spots. It also reduces water loss and increases moisture in the skin. Best for: Blemishes and teenage skin Where can you find it: Love Nature Tea Tree Oil
TRI-PEPTIDE COMPLEX What is it? A natural, Oriflame patented technology that boosts collagen. It’s made from natural peptides (proteins that are made from chains of amino acids) to target wrinkles. What does it do? To boost collagen, it uses three natural peptides: collagen peptide that is found in yeast, an energy peptide (from rice) that promotes cell production, and an anti-oxidant peptide taken from wheat that prevents cell damage from UV rays. These work together to plump wrinkles and treat signs of ageing. Best for: Wrinkles and ageing skin Where you can find it:Ecollagen skin care set